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On the Structure of Subordinate Clauses in Swedish

Brandtler, Johan LU (2008) In Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax 81.
Abstract
This paper presents a novel observation on Swedish subordinate clause structure. I show that in embedded V2 clauses, negation may only precede quantified subjects in the position following the complementizer; this is the very same limitation as found in the first position of main clauses. This correlation I take to provide a strong argument for assuming V-to-C movement in embedded V2 clauses. This claim is of course not new in itself, but my approach to V-to-C movement is. Thus I argue that by focusing on the position immediately to the right of the complementizer, we are offered a new tool for distinguishing the structural properties of different subordinate clause types in Swedish.
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V-to-C-movement, embedded V2, clause structure, Swedish
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Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax
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81
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17 pages
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Lund University
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1100-097X
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English
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  author       = {Brandtler, Johan},
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  keyword      = {V-to-C-movement,embedded V2,clause structure,Swedish},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Working Paper},
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  series       = {Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax},
  title        = {On the Structure of Subordinate Clauses in Swedish},
  volume       = {81},
  year         = {2008},
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